Thank you from The Earl Haig Fund Scotland Poppy Appeal 2013

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Thanks are been given to all Uist residents who contributed to this year’s Scottish Poppy Appeal.

The total raised from Poppy trays, distributed by The Royal British Legion Scotland (RBLS) Uist Branch to retail and commercial businesses and schools on Benbecula, South Uist and Eriskay, was a magnificent £1,519.87.

Additionally, the 1st Battalion The Highlands ACF, Benbecula Detachment, collected over £1,300 on Poppy Saturday street collections.

Thanking those who donated, Nick Phillips of RBLS Uist Branch, said: “Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the ex-service community in Scotland.”

Funds raised by the annual appeal for Scottish Ex-Service Personnel and Veterans in need are allocated by: Providing direct financial assistance to individuals; Funding an advice service for the veteran’s community, including war pension appeals; Providing grants and research for organisations that deliver specialist support for veterans in Scotland; and Supporting employment of veterans with disabilities.